- Key Initiatives
- Key Industries
- Downtown Business Studio
WARSAW, Ind. (November 21, 2023) – The Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) held a ribbon cutting and open house yesterday at the KEDCO Downtown Business Studio located at 207 S Buffalo Street in Warsaw.
The Downtown Business Studio includes three unique operating spaces. The Market, located on the first floor, is a pop-up retail space featuring local vendors. Located on the second floor is The Workspace, a membership-based coworking space ideal for entrepreneurs, remote workers, or road warriors seeking a K-County office location. And the KEDCO offices are located on the third floor.
“The KEDCO Downtown Business Studio provides entrepreneurs a front-door space, and support and connection to resources as they launch and grow their businesses,” said KEDCO CEO Alan Tio.
The Market held a soft opening last week on November 15. Vendor space will rotate periodically to showcase different goods and highlight a variety of local businesses. Current vendors include:
- AM Roasting – Micro-roasted specialty bagged coffee
- Creighton’s Crazy Egg – Café area offering coffee by the cup, fresh baked goods and merchandise
- Desert Jungle – Live plants and plant accessories
- Glamour Grace Space – Handmade jewelry
- Harbor House Clothing – Boutique-style clothing and accessories
- Laurel Pottery – Handcrafted functional ceramics
- Made During Nap Time – Handmade tallow skincare products
- MOD + GLORY – Hand lettered artwork
- Zelaki Leather Company – Handcrafted leather goods
The Market is accepting more vendors! If you’re interested in participating as a vendor visit www.kosciuskoedc.com/the-market to complete the on-line application.
Additionally, through a partnership with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC), NIIC Entrepreneurship Coach Angie Harrison, is offering one-on-one business coaching weekly at the KEDCO Downtown Business Studio. Contact Angie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. KEDCO also still has coworking space available on the second floor. Interested applicants can complete the on-line application here: www.kosciuskoedc.com/the-workspace.
“We support entrepreneurs at every stage of business,” said Tio. “Whether it’s a retail business seeking space in The Market, a startup in need of coaching, or an established company seeking resources and growth opportunities, we’re here to help.”
Stay connected with KEDCO via Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram @kosciuskoedc or by visiting www.kosciuskoedc.com. Get the latest scoop from The Market including Thanksgiving holiday hours this week, on Instagram and Facebook @themarket.kedco.
About Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation
Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) was formed in 1984 as Kosciusko Development, Inc. to promote economic and community development throughout Kosciusko County. KEDCO is the economic development corporation serving Kosciusko County and all the municipalities therein. Our mission is to convene, build, and show Kosciusko County’s talent, ideas, and capital. Learn more at www.kosciuskoedc.com.